Autism is a spectrum disorder and all individuals diagnosed with ASD may present with different skills and skill levels, however there are common areas that deficits will be present in, no matter where on the spectrum an individual falls. These deficits include communication, social skills, challenging or stereotypic behavior.
While some deficits may not be readily observable by those that are not close to the person, chances are they exist. BC is ready to address the individual needs of all clients no matter where their current skill levels are across these areas.
Social skill deficits will be assessed and targeted during organized social groups, or in the child’s natural environment (school, child care, after school activities, church groups, organized play-dates, etc.). Behavioral challenges or idiosyncrasies that interfere with the individual’s ability to participate in life at their highest potential, as well as communication skills, can be assessed and addressed in a 1:1 therapeutic environment, as well as during organized social groups, or through activities in the child’s regular daily schedule.
Assessments used with our clients include the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), PEAK Relational Training System, Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R), and Vineland. Goals will be created based on the results of assessment and will be specific to each individual.